I am lucky to have been contacted by all kinds of people since I started this blog. Although I have the most contact with women, I also hear from gentlemen who like to secretly slip on a nylon stocking every so often, female impersonators, cross dressers, and trans-women who are struggling to find underwear that fits their body just right, amongst others.
As such, I think it’s only fair that I represent everyone in my blog posts. I have previously published a few blog posts written by Rachael, a genetic male who cross-dresses. However, up until now I have felt a little nervous about writing this kind of post as I personally am a cis female, and I write about my own personal experiences. However, I thought I would try to lend my experience to people who may have different issues or requirements, based on their natural body shapes.
Recently I have received quite a few questions about how to keep suspender belts from falling down over typically ‘male’ hips, by this I mean that there is very little difference between the waist measurement and the hip measurement. Although many modern suspender belts are shown in product photos sitting on the hips, they should really sit around the natural waist, this helps to anchor the garment as womens’ hips are generally larger than their waists.
In my opinion, there are a few ways of resolving this issue.
- If you don’t have a waist much smaller than your hips, you can exagerrate it with a corset. This should help prevent the suspender belt from slipping over your hips. If you want some extra security, you could also try wearing the garter belt underneath the corset. The below photo is of Gabriel Moginot, who has clearly waist trained, but regardless, it shows how corsets can be used to exagerrate and nip the male waist.
- Wear a garter belt in a size smaller than the size you should wear according to size charts. For example, If your natural waist measures 36″, according to my Everyday Glamour size chart, you should choose size L. However, it could help to keep the belt up if you were to choose a size M, as long as you don’t mind it being a little tight around the waist.
- Make sure your stockings are long enough for the garter belt you are wearing. Even though I have huge hips and a relatively small waist in comparison, I have also had the issue of my garter belt slipping down. The reason for this is because on those occasions, my stockings were far too short for the suspension that I was wearing.
If your stockings are too short and can’t come up any higher, then the belt is going to come down! So, make sure that you choose the correct length stockings for your suspender belt. My Queen sized stockings are designed to come up high, which will put much less tension on the suspender straps than shorties would! Check out my Queen sized stockings, and note that they are suitable for people as tall as 6’7″!
I hope this helps, if you have any other tips please make sure to leave them in the comments!
And now, time for one of my favourite drag queens, Violet Chachki, because if anyone is going to inspire you to wear stockings and a suspender belt, it’s Violet!